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Old 01-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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chasin a dream and learnin along the way

I chose my username because I have been playin with economy mods and collecting info for most of my life. I attempted to build a few vapor carbs; had one , a Covey Impro 70 I believe, that in my book was a failure,(it got 30 mpg out of a 74 Chrysler Newport with a 400 cu inch engine, when it should have gotten 70). Messed around with high compression a bit, and I still intend to research and construct units to play with.

I have to say I really don't see the computerized fuel injection as it is , an advantage, as it seems to just make experimentation more costly and less adjustable. When I can drive a 4500 lb brick and get 50 mpg then all the liler cars will be in the 100's.


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Old 01-05-2008, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, Ed. Welcome to the site.

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Well, my wife drives an 05 Impala, my work car is a 93 buick, and my experimental vehicle is a 67 GMC pickup(my brick), also got an 81 650 kawasaki for some summer cruisin.

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